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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2063
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Phase 2

Started by Christine. Last reply by Pollux Oct 9. 9 Replies

bringing stuff to A School

Started by Maggie6523. Last reply by littleman14 Oct 9. 19 Replies

Phases in A School

Started by Jordyn. Last reply by Honeybooboo Oct 4. 2 Replies

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Comment by G-Man's Mom 21 hours ago

My son is waiting to start A School in GM... I think he is getting a little bored of cleaning :) 

Comment by Anti M 21 hours ago

The stand down begins the 19th, so they will check into their A school command (but not begin school), then put in their leave papers with everyone else.

Comment by Kimberly723 23 hours ago

Has anyone heard anything about recruits that graduate on 12/12/14 and attending A School in GL? will they be on stand down time after PIR or will they start A School and then go on stand down time for the holidays?

Comment by girl64 on Monday
My son had a one week period of paperwork after graduation and then started the next week. He moved to the new base across town where his school is the day of graduation.
Comment by chermedtech on Monday

my son is at great lakes waiting to get into A school, how long do you have to wait to get into A school at great lakes after boot camp graduation, does anyone know?

Comment by Pollux on October 24, 2014 at 10:59am

TSC held their bi-annual Pass-In-Rewiew on Wednesday and posted photos on their Facebook:

Comment by Lisa on October 22, 2014 at 11:47am
One other comment for JulieM. Perhaps it depends on the sailor's rating/job, but my sailor also has to go through ATT school prior to starting A school. He was PIR 9/19/14. He had one week of Indoc followed by one week of hold before starting ATT school. Also, ATT school started mid to late week instead of on a Monday:-).
Comment by Pollux on October 22, 2014 at 11:22am

JuliaM, all new students first attend a one-week student indoctrination class which covers a whole array of topics. Then, depending on which which school they will be attending, they will either start the following week or be on hold waiting their classes to begin.


Comment by JuliaM on October 21, 2014 at 5:20pm

Does A School starts every Monday? My SR PIR on 11/14 and I wonder if he will start his school on the following Monday

Comment by jaron'smom on October 13, 2014 at 11:42am

oh, he isn't sure what he is wanting to do yet....... ok


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